Featured Nintendo Video Game Consoles

I bought my NES on route to a ski trip at Killington, VT because I wanted to play 720 after the day of snowboarding. We had to stop at several different malls to find an NES - demand for the console was very high at the time. Games were pretty easy, but finding the console was nearly impossible. Everyone was sold out!

In the Nintendo section we also have info on the GameBoy, SNES, VirtualBoy, Nintendo N64, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, GameCube, DS Lite, Wii, Wii U, 2DS, and NES Classic Edition. Dig into the images and some of the history of these Nintendo home video game consoles.

Nintendo Company Overview

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Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a multinational corporation located in Kyoto, Japan. Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it produced handmade hanafuda cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel.

Nintendo developed into a video game company, becoming one of the most influential in the industry and Japan's third most valuable listed company, with a market value of over US$85 billion.

Besides video games, Nintendo is also the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners, a Major League Baseball team in Seattle, Washington.

According to Nintendo's Touch! Generations website, the name "Nintendo" translated from Japanese to English means "Leave luck to Heaven". As of October 2, 2008, Nintendo has sold over 470 million hardware units and 2.7 billion software units.